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Adult Inpatient Services
Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital

Strong Memorial Hospital Main Entrance


601 Elmwood Avenue
Units 2-9200, 3-9000, & 3-9200
Rochester, NY 14642

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Our Adult Inpatient Psychiatry Service serves patients ages 18 and up who have symptoms of serious psychiatric illness or disorder requiring a safe and therapeutic environment during evaluation and treatment. The service consists of three separate units, including one that is specifically designed to meet the needs of patients ages 60 and over, as well as units that specialize in treating adults with co-occurring disorders for both mental illness and drug or alcohol abuse. 

All inpatient admissions are managed through the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program.

We use a team-based approach for the evaluation and treatment of each patient, actively involving families and other care and treatment providers. Our acute inpatient mental healthcare teams consist of:

  • A psychiatrist
  • A psychiatric nurse practitioner or resident
  • A psychiatric social worker
  • Psychiatric registered nurses
  • Psychiatric technicians
  • Activities therapists

Discharge planning begins immediately after admission to prepare each patient and family to move to a less restrictive level of care as soon as it is clinically safe to do so.

Our Psychiatric Consultation-Liaison Service provides evaluation and assistance with the management of psychiatric disorders occurring in medically ill or injured inpatients throughout Strong Memorial Hospital.


The Inpatient Medicine in Psychiatry (IMIP) unit is one of a select few hospital units in the country that integrate general medical and mental health care for hospitalized patients. IMIP clinicians work closely with the Medicine in Psychiatry Service’s Primary Care Team. Some clinical staff and faculty work in both the primary care and hospital setting to help ensure careful coordination before and after hospitalization.

Our Team

The IMIP unit is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team focused on improving the general health of people with mental illnesses. The team includes:

  • Nurses with acute medicine and psychiatry skills
  • Nurse practitioners and physician assistants with acute medical care training and interest in psychiatry
  • Social workers experienced in helping patients with complex medical and psychiatric needs
  • A pharmacist focused on medication interactions
  • A psychiatrist who attends team meetings and acts as a bridge between the IMIP unit and the psychiatry consultation program
  • Hospitalist physicians board certified in internal medicine and family medicine